Luz Rello Ph.D.

Special Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University & Founder, Change Dyslexia, HCI Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Luz Rello (Spain, 1984) is Systems Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, School of Computer Science. She is also co-founder of the Cookie Cloud team and an invited expert in the Research and Development Working Group of the Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C). She has received a number of awards, including the MIT Technology Review ‘Innovators under 35 Award (2014) and the European Young Researchers' Award (2013) for her work on applying technology for dyslexia.

She holds a degree in Linguistics (University Complutense Madrid), a MSc in Natural Language Processing (University of Wolverhampton) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (Pompeu Fabra University). The applications that integrate her research results, such as the IDEAL eBook reader or the game Piruletras for children with dyslexia have close to a hundred of thousands of downloads in more than 70 countries. The game Dyseggxia (Piruletras) recently won the first prize of Vodafone Foundation Mobile for Good Europe Awards 2013.

Currently, she is working in two projects Dytective Test for Samsung (screening) and Dytective U (support) using artificial intelligence at large scale. To bring these tools to society she was founded Change Dyslexia. Recently, this work has received the prize Princesa de Girona 2016, granted by the Crown of Spain and the New Researcher Award 2016 granted by the International Dyslexia Assocciation.